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Lovely visit and good kids activities

We visited Dunwich Heath in September with our two small children and had a really enjoyable few... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia

My partner and I loved being here. The sea, the heath, the views and the wonderful reception from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Cambridgshire
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Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Dunwich Heath in September with our two small children and had a really enjoyable few hours there. Our kids loved the "treasure" hunt - leaflets / maps available from the Information Centre. We had glorious weather when we were there and following the...More

Thank CraigM1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Those familiar with dunwich may know how much has been lost to the sea over the years. Although there is still some of the town left it is a far cry from 100+ years ago. We didn't spend much time on the beach near the...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I loved being here. The sea, the heath, the views and the wonderful reception from the National Trust Staff and the lovely small restaurant.....and, of course, the walks. We were lucky enough to be here when a group of enthusiastic small bird...More

Thank Philip36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying nearby at The Ship at Dunwich and visited for 2 hours and finally joined the National Trust whilst there. Been meaning to do that for ages. Lovely cafe, friendly staff and volunteers. Lucky with the weather, brisk breeze but sunny. Lovely place...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk around the Heath, which was well signposted and had lots of informative signs to help tell you what to look at. great bird watching with a variety of different habitats

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming or more helpful. The little café is a real gem, with great coffee and tremendous flapjacks. The surrounding heathland is a joy to be in. A very special place.

Thank NorthantsNige
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Suffolk shingle beach. Plenty of warnings of the eroding & crumbling cliff. Great walk to get some sea air in your lungs...dog friendly, not loads of people.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came at the end of September with our dog and enjoyed very varied walks over heathland, woods and seaside. Cafe facilities up to usual NT standard. Excellent.

Thank Paulus1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beach is beautiful with far reaching views and a great rolling sea. Hours spent just looking out at the sea are not wasted here

Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic guided walks for all abilities. Dog friendly even in the cafe. Helpful friendly staff in the shop, cafe and info hut.

Thank AmmeDraw
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
yes but on leads. Parking is free to NT members - just scan your membership card at the ticket machine.
Martin H
11 June 2016|
Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
Going to answer my own question having just got back. yes it is fine to swim from if a bit stony & relatively sloping. Young children would need watching. High & Low tide marks are realtively close to each other
Bill H
19 February 2016|
Response from grubgobbler | Reviewed this property |
Usually in the Lake District and on the Lancashire moors it is September through to October, I would guess given a week or so it should be around the same time.